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and request asking questions about the obama administration's plans to tackle the issue of gun violence. among those in the chat room today, parents, educators and a lot of questions about how the vice president's personal views on gun ownership jived with their hopes of curbing gun vie lechbls he answered that one right away. >> and so my view is that it is totally a guarantee not negotiable that i'm able to own a weapon for sporting purposes as well as my own protection. but there should be rational limits on the type of weapon i can own. >> reporter: as for guns in schools, he could see putting an officer in a school, armed or unarmed, depending how parents and teachers feel. mr. bind also went on to say woe support researcher into whether or not video games contribute to violent breeze i have or. the chat lasted a little more than half an hour. diane? >> thanks a lot, scott. >>> it is official today, outgoing defense secretary leon panetta lifted the ban on women serving in combat positions. the move comes after a decade of war in afghanistan and iraq. more than 1,000 women were injured, 1
the obama administration seems certain to appeal this to the supreme court, brian. >> huge decision today. pete williams from our d.c. newsroom tonight. pete, thanks. >>> president filled a big job today that does not require congressional approval. he named a veteran of his own staff, his new chief of staff in the white house. denis mcdonough comes from the foreign policy shop. he has been deputy national security director. his was one of the faces around the table in the situation room during the bin laden raid. he goes back to the senate days with obama. he replaces jack lew, nominated to run the treasury department. >>> mitt romney, who has disappeared from public life since the election, was spotted today having surfaced in washington. he and his wife were saluted by the marriott corporation. his staff did not allow any media at the event. he will also attend the annual bipartisan alfalfa club dinner saturday night. >>> with the president now six days into his second term, a whole lot of republicans across this country are thinking about how things might have turned out differently.
today to keep the spotlight on gun violence and to back the obama administration's push for stricter gun laws. gun rights supporters are finding ways to demonstrate their own passions over the issue. nbc news white house correspondent kristen welker joins us now with more. kristen? >> reporter: lester, good evening. today's rally was organized by advocacy groups, one million moms for gun control. it was a day filled with emotion but also reality. the nation is still sharply divided when it comes to guns. a ground swell of support for stiffer gun laws and thousands rallied in washington to call for change in the wake of the newtown shooting, holding signs bearing the names of those lost and speaking their minds. >> no more. it's time to do something about it. >> we can and must free our nation of this scourge of gun violence. >> reporter: among the crowds mothers who have lost children to guns, elected officials, and parents from the newtown community. >> we're grieving but hopeful that something so atrocious can bring about some change. >> reporter: smaller gun control rallies across the
we can get behind. thousands have signed a white house petition asking the obama administration to declare each monday after the super bowl an official day off. police are searching for maple tree thieves. and the ice boat regatta. you're watching "early today". >> now some stories that caught our eye this morning. an incredible high-speed chase in oklahoma city was caught on camera. leaning out the rear window, one of the passengers manages to unhook a trailer, sending it flying toward a car in oncoming traffic. slamming into a light pole and losing the rear wheels eventually slows the suspects to a halt. police apprehend the runaway driver. all on tape. >>> washington state park is facing a bizarre case of sticky fingers. 21 maple trees, some more than 100 years old, have been cut down and stolen from the park. rangers say based on the size and nature of the pieces stolen, thieves took the fine wood to make maple guitars and violins. sadly, even if the thieves are caught, the century-old trees cannot be replaced. maple trees. >>> in tampa the pirates have taken over. yes, they
, in the obama administration. timothy geithner, last day was on friday as treasury secretary. what kind of grade would you put on his performance and then his successor. he definitely served as tumultuous time, geithner. >> i would give him an "a." there are things i think he would have done better, yes. do i want to relive the financial crisis and try out my theory? no. i think he has to get credit, the economy moves back on its feet. on the other hand, you know, there are many challenges ahead because we're still huge unemployme unemployment, we still don't have a clear path to fast growth. so it's very much unfinished business. >> jack lew, what's your take? new treasury secretary coming? >> i don't know him, maria, so it's hard for me to have any personal judgment. i was surprised by it. it's not something i was expecting. i'm a complete outsider. a little bit of a feel that president obama knows what he wants to do and is looking for someone to get it through congress, to fight these battles and not so much for to give him new direction. >> ken, it's good to have you on the program. >> plea
the obama administration's foreign policy. and i urge his speedy confirmation. >> if you confirm me, i would take office as secretary, proud that the senate is in my blood. but equally proud that so too is the foreign service. >> reporter: john mccain and kerry forged close bonds over vietnam. both naval officers, mccain was imprisoned. kerry returned to testify against the war in 1971. his first appearance before this committee. >> how do you ask a man to be the last man to die in vietnam? >> reporter: decades later, they united as senators to resolve p.o.w. issues and normalize relations with vietnam. >> working toward that end with john and witnessing almost daily his exemplary statesmanship is one of the highest privileges i've had here. >> reporter: today, they do have differences. mccain is more willing to arm the rebels in syria. >> i think we ought to tell the syrian people that we're either going to help them or we're not. >> if you have a complete implosion of the state, nobody has clearer definition of how you put those pieces back together. >> reporter: he and others also pressed
the debt ceiling for three months, the president would not stand in the way. in the past, the obama administration has not embraced the idea of a short-term extension. >>> police investigating a shooting at a texas college that left three people injured, it happened at the lone star college just north of houston. authorities say it started with an argument between two men that escalated into gunfire. a student said chaos broke out quickly after. >> we heard shots, and automatically we saw students running. and we went under our desks. our teacher shut down the lights and we tried to take cover. >> both men were shot as well as a college employee caught in the cross fire. that employee is listed in stable condition. police did detain the two men. campus and several nearby schools were put on lockdown for hours. school will be back in session tomorrow, though. >>> california's approach to dealing with mental illness could be a model for the entire nation. that's the message state senate leader darrell steinberg took to washington today. he met today with aides to vice president joe bi
historic mandate. >> yeah. >> but don't wipe joe biden off the slate. he has been a vital part of the obama administration on foreign affairs and on domestic affairs. he's the one who goes and makes the secret deals with mcconnell. >> that's right. >> he is the go-to -- >> bob, i'm saying what democratic leaders are saying. i'm just quoting what they say, that she has -- >> plenty of time for 2016. it's over for us this morning. thank you all [ male announcer ] you've climbed a few mountains during your time. and having an investment expert like northern trust by your side makes all the difference. we add precision to your portfolio construction by directly matching your assets and your risk preferences against your own unique life goals. we call it goals driven investing. after all, you don't climb a mountain just to sit at the top. you look around for other mountains to climb. ♪ expertise matters. find it at northern trust. ♪ we've decided to we're all having such a great year in the gulf, put aside our rivalry. 'cause all our states are great. and now is when the gulf gets even bette
. and i've been speaking to some people very close to the obama administration, who played a big part in his foreign policy team and i think they realize big challenges are coming, particularly in the middle east. >> and what's coming is the state of the union which is the president's next chance to do a deeper dive and get granular, but fate has a funny way. >> and things are a little bit out of his control. i don't know what he would say in the -- in the state of the union that's very different from what he said here. he can outline principles which are we support democracy. but if you're dealing with a region that is collapsing, state implosion in parts of the middle east, renewed and revised tribalism and conflicts, i don't know how defending a general principle of supporting democracy is going to contain the challenges in a very big region of the world. >> in a way, david, this mirrors the conference you had yesterday on "meet the press." it's kind of the changing world, the unanticipatables, the algerias that we did not know were out there a week ago. >> and this question too th
biden officially kicked off the obama administration's public push aimed at pressuring congress to enact stricter gun laws, biden held a roundtable discussion in the traditionally gun friendly area of richmond, virginia. >> we talked about the need to expand mental health capacity across the country. we talked about access, and we talked about resources. >> reporter: and in an effort to sway legislators through public pressure, organizing for action, obama's relaunched campaign arm, is sending out e-mails to supporter, writing, tell your members of congress that you want to see decisive action on this issue. in addition to 23 executive actions focused on gun safety, the president has also called for new legislation, including universal background checks, limits on high-capacity magazines and bans on assault weapons. california senator dianne feinstein proposed a ban that is more strict than the one that expired a decade ago. >> this is really an uphill road. if anyone asks today, can you win this? the answer is, we don't know. it's so up hill. >> reporter: the nation's largest gun lobby,
. >>> the obama administration's fight for gun control is hitting the road on friday. vice president joe biden heads to the staunch ly pro-gun state of virginia and today he will take to the internet to take questions how to reduce gun violence speaking to the public on a live streaming google chat. >>> female smokers today have a higher risk of dying from lung cancer than several decades ago. in a study out by the new england journal of medicine, researchers are finding women are smoking more and starting younger patterns that mirror the smoking habit of younger counterparts. women have caught up with men in the risk of deaths of smoking related sickness. 18% of american women are smokers. >>> cnbc mary thompson of the new york stock exchange, look likes a rough day ahead for aping, right? >> it certainly could be. apple shipped a record 7.8 million iphones in the last quarter given wall street was expecting it to sell 50 million, its shares drop 10% after-hours after reporting quarterly results which failed to impress, profits flat and sales came below estimates for the third straight quarte
a letter urging president obama to commute the sentence. >> it is terribly ironic that in an administration that outlawed the use of torture for interrogating detainees, the only person going to prison is the person who spoke out against torture. >> reporter: joining others who say kiriakou is being used as an example for an administration determined to crack down on leaks. andrea mitchell, nbc, washington. >> john kiria kchkou is joining. good morning. good to see you. >> thank you for having me. >> some say you betrayed your former colleagues in order to sell books and get a consulting firm going. others say you were wrongly convicted. >> i wear this conviction as a badge of honor because it's not about leaking. this case was about torture from the very beginning. if every cia officer or former cia officer was prosecuted for referring a reporter to a former colleague for an interview, prisons would be bursting with cia agents. >> let me stop you right there. you acknowledged, you pleaded guilty and you admitted you identified a cia officer who was, in fact, convert. that's against the law
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